Travelling: The Rewards
Travelling is the general movement of humans between different distant geographic locations. Travelling can be undertaken by foot, bike, car, train, plane, boat, bus or even other means and can either be one way to another or round trip journey. Travelling has been around for as long as people have been on the move. Travelling can take place in a variety of ways including car travel, public transportation like trains and buses, flying by air, walking, or using other means of personal transport like bicycles.
With the growth of cities and suburbs in most developed countries, travelling becomes increasingly more common for many people. It has become part of social, recreational and economic activities of many peoples’ daily lives. One of the features of travelling that appeals to so many people is the chance to see new places. A trip across the world can provide an exciting opportunity to see new sights, to meet new people and to return home with cherished memories. Travelling allows people to travel while experiencing different cultures, experiences, food, weather, people and wildlife, time, currency and environments.
When going travelling you are not restricted to a specific destination or time frame. You may even decide to visit other times zones within the same country or even Europe and return home with exciting stories about each new way you have explored and enjoyed your daily life. In addition to visiting different destinations when going travelling you may even decide to incorporate new words and phrases into your conversations with other travellers. Some people may adopt a new way of speaking to impress their friends and others may even find funny new ways to describe local events. The biggest challenge will be to find ways to incorporate new words into your everyday life while still being able to speak and understand the local languages and cultural differences.
There are many ways to make the most of your travels and adventures as you become more experienced and travel further and longer each day. Your options for exploring new places and meeting new people are vast and often include meeting people from a completely different culture or lifestyle. This can sometimes lead to cultural shock and even embarrassment but after a few days, you will probably be used to it and have plenty of wonderful stories to share!
In addition to making the most of your travels, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures, long hours can often be incredibly enjoyable. Long hours allow people to relax in each others company and spend quality time with family and friends. Travelling can sometimes take a significant amount of time and you may feel the need to relax and unwind after a long day’s travel. Family and friends away from home on holiday can provide you with a support network which can help reduce stress levels and improve mental health.
While many people travel long hours on a daily basis, few take the time to really enjoy their travels and experiences. Achieving and enjoying travel is about relaxation, overcoming challenges, enjoyment and the journey itself. Travelling makes you an open-minded person who opens his or her mind and spirit to new experiences, foreign lands, cultures and adventures. The many benefits of travelling include: overcoming fears and hardships, improving self-confidence, gaining a broader perspective on your life, improving relationships, discovering yourself and your world, meeting and experiencing new people and enhancing your quality of life.